Can­ning is im­pressed with St Mo­laise Gaels set up af­ter visit

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

HE is hop­ing to be­come the first ever player to win suc­ces­sive Hurler of the Year ac­co­lades and on Mon­day last he was spe­cial guest for a meet and greet with play­ers and coaches in Mon­signor Hynes Park, the home of St Mo­laise Gaels.

Gal­way’s lethal for­ward Joe Can­ning took charge of a training ses­sion with the play­ers and spoke to the large crowd af­ter­wards about his suc­cesses on the pitch.

The oc­ca­sion was a spe­cial event for the North Sligo club which has seen a lot of work gone into its hurl­ing pro­grammes of late.

The club said it was a great evening over­all and praised the Por­tumna man for tak­ing time out of his busy sched­ule to train with and give ad­vice to their young hurlers.

“Proud day for Mo­laise Gaels to have a player of his stature grace our field .

“Thank you very much to ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted to a very en­joy­able evening, from the park­ing at­ten­dants, the lads who had the pitch and grounds look­ing fab­u­lous, the par­ents who pro­vided the food,Sean Her­ron and Char­lie He­garty for their nice words.

“The huge crowd that turned out to wel­come Joe to our Club was bril­liant.

“Fi­nally to our hurl­ing coaches, fair play lads ye or­gan­ised a great event.” A spe­cial evening that will live long in the North Sligo club.

Gal­way hurler presents a Gal­way jer­sey to St Mo­laise Gaels club. Pics: Char­lie Brady.

Joe Can­ning with Sligo physio Therese De­vaney and fam­ily. PIcs: Char­lie Brady.

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